Daron Hendrix joined COCA’s Development Department in 2013 and currently serves as Events Manager. Daron’s primary responsibilities include planning and producing a wide variety of cultivation and fundraising events, including COCAcabana, COCA’s major annual fundraiser, and FLAME, COCA’s annual recognition event for the Richard Baron Leadership Circle. Daron is a graduate of Southern Illinois University – Carbondale where she earned a Bachelors degree in Art History with a minor in Museum Studies. She moved to St. Louis in 2009 and began her career in the arts at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Daron graduated from Fontbonne University-Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies receiving her Masters degree in Nonprofit Management in May 2014.